Welcome to the March 2012 Edition of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse!
Healing and Therapy:
-Healing from Journey of the Broken Pieces submitted, Dealing With Conflicts In T(therapy)
A great look at evaluating your situation with a therapist - dealing with conflict that arises, and deciding to stay or move on.
-Tammy Taylor from Here We Go submitted, Searching For Mama's Love
Tammy shares how having children of her own caused her to reexamine her relationship with her mother.
-RebeccaPi from 1001 Things To Be Happy About submitted, Shoulder Angels
She wrote: "In this post I address my feelings as an ex-wife of a sex offender who abused my children and others. I hope I can help others in similar situations know that they are not alone."
-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted, Nice Library Visit
She wrote: "Identifying the things that I found brought bliss into my life was a part of my healing. Going out and doing those things is another part. This post is about an afternoon when I went out and did the things that are bliss. It was enjoyable and healing."
Advocacy and Awareness:
- Jan from The Wounded Warrior submitted, Coming Out of the Dark - Stand up and make your voices heard
This is a powerful call to action post.
-RebeccaPi from 1001 Things To Be Happy About submitted, Checking For Monsters
She wrote: "I recently started my 1001 Things To Be Happy About blog after discovering my husband had been abusing my children. So many people asked why I was able to keep going- even smiling- during all the really hard things. I've always loved to write and decided to make a site to offer support and encouragement to anyone going through hard times, especially discovering and recovering from abuse. I hope my words might help others be brave and make positive changes in their own world."
-Tracie from From Tracie submitted, I Knew There Was Something Wrong When...
This is a post where I go into memories I have of my father that I haven't talked about before.
-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted, The Thing About Dumbo
She said: "It can take time for the obvious connections from actions in my everyday life to my abuse history to hit me, one of those obvious ah-ha moments that are a common part of healing from a child of sexual abuse. This post is about one of those recent moments in my life."
-Kate from Kate is Rising submitted, Healing from Sexual Abuse in an Adult Relationship
She wrote: "Many outside the survivor community cannot understand or fathom an adult remaining in an abusive relationship. This post is about sharing about the impact of being an adult who survived child sexual abuse that caused vulnerability to further abuse, including being sexually abused by a partner. It's one of those topics that is only rarely talked about or shared, but something that many survivors carry a great deal of shame because we have been re-abused by those we had picked out to be involved with and who we trusted. This post is my attempt to speak out on this issue and to help us all release our collective shame and blame that we have accumulated over being re-abused."
-Tammy Taylor from Here We Go submitted, Round Two
-Jan from The Wounded Warrior submitted, For Every Child
-Tammy Taylor from Here We Go submitted, My Path
-Jan from The Wounded Warrior submitted, Stop Child Abuse
The Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the serious issue of child abuse and to share important posts with others who might not be frequent readers of an author's blog. There are so many wonderful bloggers who are contributing to the cause of ending and recovering from child abuse. If you, as a reader or author, know of other blogs that you find helpful, please encourage them to submit to an upcoming issue of the Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse so we can continue to receive high quality submissions from a wide swath of bloggers.Many thanks to all of you who shared your hearts and stories with us, and to all of you who read the submissions and show your support. You keep this carnival, the awareness, support, and healing going each month.
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